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Computing: Software Technology with Network Management (MSc)

Course Description

The course provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing disciplines to develop the specialist skills suitable for a career in Computing. It allows those who wish to apply their knowledge and expertise in a technical environment to develop the core computing skills needed to do so.

You will develop skills in software development, database systems, network management and web programming, as well as the research and development skills required to undertake a sustained piece of software project work. The Software Project Engineering, Cisco modules and MSc Project modules are of particular value to employers.

This course is available to study full-time or part-time. The part-time mode is ideal if you would like to develop your career but are unable to commit to full time study.

See the website https://www.rgu.ac.uk/computing/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/computing-software-technology-with-network-management

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent means:
•IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the 4 individual elements
•TOEFL 80 overall with a 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
•Pearson PTE 59 overall with a minimum of 51 in each of the 4 individual elements

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

We also accept alternative qualifications which can be found on the page:

What you will study


Semester 1
•Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
•Computer Systems
•Relational Database Systems
•Cisco CCNA courses 1 and 2

Semester 2
•MSc Project Investigation
•Software Project Engineering
•Object Oriented Programming Techniques
•Cisco CCNA courses 3 and 4

Semester 3
•Intranet Systems Development
•MSc Project



Semester 1
•Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
•Cisco CCNA courses 1 and 2

Semester 2
•Software Project Engineering
•Cisco CCNA courses 3 and 4

Year 2:

Semester 1
•Computer Systems
•Relational Database Systems

Semester 2
•Object Oriented Programming Techniques
•MSc Project Investigation

Semester 3
•Intranet Systems Development

Year 3:

Semester 1
•MSc Project

The two networking modules are taught by Cisco-accredited trainers. The module content covers courses 1 to 4 of Cisco's Training Academy and will fully prepare students for Cisco accreditation. This is the key professional training required for a career in network management.

How you will learn

All students will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, labs and external speakers. During your course you will be invited to attend talks presented by highly-experienced researchers, speakers from industry, and members of the BCS (British Computer Society) on a wide range of computing-related topics. Example topics covered recently have included HTML5, cloud computing, and legal issues with outsourcing. You will also be supported through our online virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, where you can access a wide variety of resources and support materials. Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work allowing you to support your theoretical development by providing real-life simulation.

By studying the network management route, you will complete two networking modules which cover semesters 1 to 4 of Cisco’s CCNA curriculum, in addition to the core course content. You will be taught by Cisco-accredited trainers using their training materials, enabling you to apply for exams leading to Cisco Network Associate certification (CCNA), the key professional training required for a career in network management, once you have successfully completed the course.

- Individual Project
The MSc project provides a vehicle for integrating specialist knowledge with analytic, problem-solving, managerial and communication skills. You will be able to apply your expertise within your chosen specialist area and plan; organise and execute an individual project on areas such as substantial investigative or information systems; develop projects; critically appraise different approaches and technical solutions; or integrate different information system technologies.

Previous project topics have included solving sensor network problems, multimedia retrieval using Web 2.0 technologies, 2D face recognition, traffic simulation tool, automating software inspection and management of DHCP starvation attack.


Opportunities exist in the design and implementation of complex, often safety-critical, information systems, and the provision of transparent access, intelligent browsing and streamlined maintenance. Previous graduates have gone on to work as IT consultants, software engineers, network managers/ administrators, database developers/ administrators, and web services developers.

Graduates have also gone on to pursue careers in research and academia.

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Computing: Software Technology with Network Management (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Computing Merit Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Computing and Digital Media is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study an MSc course at the School either in January 2016, September 2016 or in January 2017. Please read through the following information carefully. - Number of awards in academic year 2015-16: around 25-30- Value of awards in academic year 2015-16:
Part-fee: £1,000-£2,000 per award.- Who can apply: You may be an international student or you may be a UK / EU student wishing to study on a full-cost course (a course with a fee of at least £7000 for home/EU students)- You need to complete an application form and return it to the School together with supporting documentation

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000-£2,000 per award


Eligible Courses:
- Software Technology with Network Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc
- IT for the Oil and Gas Industry
- Information and Network Security MSc/PgD/PgCert
- Data Science MSc/PgD/PgCert

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess a first degree in any non-computing discipline. Other qualifications and experience will be considered with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students £3,400, Rest of UK Students £7,200, International Students £13,700

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